Giving Tuesday is a global day for giving back that was created by the 92nd Street Y and United Nations Fund in 2012 with the goal of starting a movement around charitable giving at the beginning of the holiday season. In recent years, it has become one the most important revenue-generating days of the year for Best Friends Animal Society.
Best Friends has set a fundraising goal of $500,000 this year for Giving Tuesday, which also happens to be the day that kicks-off the annual Best Friends $2 million Holiday Match (thanks to a group of generous donors who create the match fund each fall).
Did you know that you can help raise funds for Best Friends on Facebook? Your friends, family, and followers can give to your fundraiser without ever leaving Facebook. Any gifts you raise will go directly to Best Friends, and best of all they’ll be matched! What could be better than that?
All you have to do is go to the Best Friends Facebook page, and click the blue button that says “Create Fundraiser”! You will be guided through the process and then your friends can donate right from Facebook. It’s so easy.
And of course, don’t forget to share with your friends on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
As the holiday season gets nearer, you might be looking for a great gift for the pet loving kids in your life. Today I am going to share two adorable books with you! We got to see one for ourselves, and just loved the illustrations and the message.
First up, Piper Was Afraid. This is the book we got to see, and even more exciting was that it came with a stuffed version of Piper and Cornelius the mouse!
The book comes signed by the author as well, and even comes with an adorable adoption certificate for Piper. The story is so cute too. Piper is an enormous Irish Wolfhound who is afraid of just about everything, but then he realizes he is missing out on all the fun. Also the cute little Cornelius (a mouse) appears on each page!
The second book is by the same author, and is called Lily the Fancipoo.
When her family decides to take a Holiday vacation, Lily is sent to spend some time with her cousins in the country and learns that love far outweighs the benefits of material things! Children will enjoy seeing Lily transform as she lets down her guard and begins to enjoy the farm. When Lily is in her home state of Florida there is a tiny lizard hidden on each page that children will have fun searching for and then when Lily arrives in the country, Lottie the mouse is hiding!
Lily the Fancipoo also comes with a plush Lily, and Lottie the mouse!
The illustrations and stories are perfect for sharing with children of all ages, and they will love to cuddle with their new friends too.
This post is sponsored by Purina. As always, 4 the Love of Animals only shares content we feel our readers will enjoy.
Two amazing charities, one big donation! Who will win? Well, both of them will, but it’s up to you to decide who gets the big prize! Purina is giving back to those who give so much. The $100,000 prize will be shared by two amazing organizations dedicated to supporting veterans and pets.
Dogs on Deployment’s mission is to give military members peace of mind concerning their pets during their service. It’s not just dogs, but all military pets can be helped through this program. So far they have helped 1013 military pets find the temporary homes they needed while their people are serving our country.
Pets for Vets is dedicated to supporting veterans and providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from a companion animal. Training may also include desensitization to wheel chairs or crutches as well as recognizing panic or anxiety disorder behaviors.
Now it’s up to you! The charity with the most votes will receive $75,000 and the second place charity will receive $25,000. To participate, visit www.pureloveforpets.com to vote for the charity of your choice.
I’m having such a hard time deciding who to vote for since they are both amazing. Which one will you choose? Go cast your vote at here!
Cats makes us healthier and happier, no jokes. This is backed by research and science on many levels. Wondering just how beneficial they are? Read on!
Research has shown that cat owner’s show less signs of loneliness, feel less depressed and have a significant lower chance of getting heart attack (like, 30% lower chance) or disease. Amazing, isn’t it?
And did you know that cat owners actually go to doctor less? I am no mathematician but I am pretty sure that less visits will surely translate not only to generally enjoying life more, but also to some nice $$ savings in your pocket.
Get the full scoop below by checking out this cool infographic from our friends over at Catological.